How to make your home look rich
If you want to create a luxurious feel in your home that looks straight out of an interior design magazine, you’d think you’re going to need a lot of money. That’s certainly one way to do it, but there are also other ways to achieve the same expensive look on a budget. You just need to know a couple of interior design and decorating tricks, and we’re here to show them to you.
Let The Interior Speak For Itself
One of the biggest mistakes is to think that luxury lies in a large number of expensive pieces. You could invest a lot and end up creating nothing more than expensive clutter, which is far from luxurious. Instead, you should pay attention to the preexisting features in the interior, meaning architectural details such as mosaic-tile backsplashes, hardwood floors, wooden beams, crown molding, etc. All these details don’t simply look expensive – they are expensive, so you should keep the focus on them rather than bringing in a bunch of expensive items to compete with them. All you need to do is keep them clutter-free and clean, and you already have several beautiful focal points. You could boost the statement of these details even further by placing large mirrors that will make space appear more spacious and therefore twice as grandeur.
Paint Can Make All The Difference
Before you reach for your wallet, know that a nice and extremely inexpensive wash of color can make a big difference. Paint colors can change the overall feel of a room, no matter if you’re aiming to tone down or liven up. You can never go wrong with neutral – colors such as yellow, greige, gray, or beige pair well with everything and will always look on-trend and fresh. If it turns out that this bright color choice is too much, you don’t have to repaint – simply introduce bold accent colors through accessories. And if you’re not into neutral colors, bold ones can be equally luxurious, as long as you stick to deep hues and shiny finishes. Just remember that paint colors and the ones of accessories should always contrast each other.
Mix & Match
Now that the overall feel is set up, it’s time to spice things up with details. It’s always good to add some touches of high-end materials such as solid wood, crystal, antique gold, marble, or leather, but you should look for these on yard sales if you don’t want to waste your money. This is a gradual process, so we’re going to let you in on a little secret that will allow you to spice things up instantly – throw pillows. These affordable accessories are the simplest home decor items that will undoubtedly brighten the room and add interest. If you have old throw pillows replace them with bright new ones or simply purchase crisp new covers. Another useful trick that will turn an inexpensive throw pillow into a luxurious one is to replace original foam insides with feather ones, making them look and feel so much better. Now all that’s left is to mix and match textures and colors, blending different groupings. Just remember that luxury doesn’t lie in quantity, so don’t go overboard with the number of pillows.
Change Your Perception of Artwork
If your home doesn’t have the architectural details we mentioned before and your walls lack preexisting focal points, then the artwork is the way to go. But that doesn’t mean you should buy expensive works of art – you can make one yourself or even use photos since luxury lies in the careful arrangement. One way is to blow up pictures and create multi-panel pieces, the other is to go for a gallery-type display of frames. No matter which you choose, the most important thing is to determine where to place it and to hang it properly. Also keep in mind that not every empty wall needs an artwork piece.
Go Subtle With Lighting
Everything we’ve set up so far can go up in smoke if you rely solely on overhead lighting, which will make every room sterile and harsh. You need to balance it by spreading out lamps around and making the room feel upscale. Your lighting needs to be done subtle, but in a way that will bring attention to certain areas. It is far more than a visibility tool – light fixtures should add dimension and interest.
As you can see, there’s no reason for breaking the bank – luxury already lurks inside every interior and all it takes is some paint color, careful arrangement of accessories, and subtle approach to lighting to make it truly shine.